Estate Living Magazine Investment - Issue 34 October 2018 - Page 39
There are a number of excellent golf courses in Bretagne
(Brittany), which is my little corner of France, and is
purported to be the most visited region for French
holiday-makers. When combined with neighbouring
Normandy, the area has over 80 golf courses.
Normandy is much visited for its historic place
in the WWII landings in June 1944. In this
context there is much to see, including several
museums and the sight of some sections of the
mulberries (temporary harbours) that were
used to support the D Day landings, some of
which are still in place. It’s quite an eerie sight.
For golfers the region includes gems such as
Barriere Deauville (a host to the Open de France
on two occasions), Etretat and Champ de Bataille.
Brittany’s golfing menu includes Dinard, Val Andre
and St Malo, all of which combine to make the whole
region an extremely popular destination for visiting
golfers from Europe, the UK and Ireland.
A number of tour companies service the region including Your
Golf Travel and Brittany Ferries. The Brittany Ferries golf desk
offers excellent value packages, and manages trips for over
12,000 golfers a year from the UK alone.
If you are coming into the UK from South Africa and want to
have a golf break in France – possibly combined with a family
vacation – this region has much to offer.
With the feeling that on many flights you will be overweight
carrying a spare toothbrush, the ferry and drive option takes
away the need to hire clubs at each course.
As this region also plays host to a number of stages of the Tour de
France, with careful planning this major event can be included
in a visit, as can using your core holiday package with Brittany
Ferries as a base from which to extend the trip, either to visit
places within the region or to travel further afield.